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JSTOR helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content through a powerful research and teaching platform, and preserves this content for future generations. JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization that also includes Ithaka S+R and Portico. For more information about JSTOR, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 444 SCIENCE [N. S. Vol. XLIX. No. 1271 APPOINTMENTS AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY The following promotions and appointments in the scientific departments are announced : George David Birkhoff, professor of mathemat- ics. A.B. (Harvard Univ.) 1905, A.M. (ibid.) 196, Ph.D. (Univ. of Chicago) 1907. Instructor in mathematics, 1907-09, University of Wiscon- sin; preceptor in mathematics, 1909-11, professor of mathematics, 1911-12, Princeton University; as- sistant professor of mathematics, 1912-19, Har- vard University. Cecil Kent Drinker, associate professor of ap- plied physiology. S.B. (Haverford Coll.) 1909, M.D. (Univ. of Pennsylvania) 1913. Instructor in physiology, 1915-16, Johns Hopkins University; instructor in physiology, 1916-18, assistant pro- fessor of physiology, 1918-19, Harvard University. Chester Laurens Dawes, assistant professor of electrical engineering. S.B. (Mass. Institute of Technology) 1909. Assistant in electrical engineer- ing, 1911-12, instructor in electrical engineering, 1912-19, Harvard University; instructor in elec- trical engineering, 1916-19, Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology. William Caspar Graustein, assistant professor of mathematics. A.B. (Harvard Univ.) 1910, A.M. ((bid.) 1911, Ph.D. (Univ. of Bonn) 1913. Instructor in mathematics, 1913-14, 1919, Harvard University; instructor in mathematics, 1914-16, assistant professor of mathematics, 1916-19, Bice Institute, Texas. Lincoln Ware Saddle, assistant professor of eryptogamic botany. A.B. (Harvard Univ.) 1902, A.M. (ibid.) 1905, Ph.D. (ibid.) 1906. Austin teaching fellow in botany, 1905-06, Harvard Uni- versity; instructor in botany, 1906-09, associate professor of botany, 1909-18, professor of botany, 1918-19, Wellesley College. Frederick Albert Saunders, assistant professor of physics. A.B. (Univ. of Toronto) 1895, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins Univ.) 1899. Instructor in phys- ics, 1899-1901, Haverford College; instructor in physics, 1901-02, associate professor of physics, 1902-05, professor of physios, 1905-14, Syracuse University; professor of physics, 1914-19, Vassar College. Bancroft Huntington Brown, A.M., instructor in mathematics. Edward Smith Handy, A.B., Austin teaching fellow in anthropology. Charles Andrew Bupp, Jr., instructor in mathe- matics. Arthur Bliss Seymour, S.M., assistant in the eryptogamic herbarium. Horace Greeley Perry, A.M., Austin teaching fellow in botany. John Pelt Cole, A.B., instructor in astronomy. McKeen Cattell, A.M., Austin teaching fellow in physiology. Neal Tuttle, A.M., Austin teaching fellow in chemistry. THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES At the meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, which took place last week at Wash- ington, the following officers were elected : Some Secretary: Dr. Charles Greely Abbot, assist- , ant secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Treasurer: Frederick L. Bansome, U. S. Geological Survey. Members of the Council: Colonel John J. Carty, American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Dr. Henry H. Donaldson, Wistar Institute of , Anatomy, University of Pennsylvania, and Pro- fessor Baymond Pearl, school of hygiene and public health, The Johns Hopkins University. Members were elected as follows: Professor Joseph Barrell, geologist, Yale Univer- Professor Gary Nathan Calkins, zoologist, Colum- bia University, Professor Herbert D. Curtis, astronomer, Lick Ob- , servatory, University of California, Gano Dunn, electrical engineer, New York City, Professor Lawrence J. Henderson, biologist, Har- vard University, Professor Beid Hunt, pharmacologist, Harvard University, Professor Treat Baldwin Johnson, chemist, Yale University, Professor W. J. V. Osterhout, botanist, Harvard University, Dr. Frederick A. Seares, astronomer, Mount Wil- son Observatory, Mount Wilson, California, Professor William A. Setehell, botanist, University , of California, Major General George O. Squier, electrieal engi- neer, chief army signal officer, Washington, D. C, Professor Augustus Trowbridge, physicist, Prince- ton University, Professor Oswald Veblen, mathematician, Prince- ton University, Professor Ernest J. Wilczynski, mathematician, , University of California, Professor Edwin Bidwell Wilson, mathematical physicist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.